New York Yankees

Roger Clemens' pleas fall on deaf ears in court of public opinion

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2010

As reported in multiple media outlets, a federal grand jury indicted former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The indictment charges Clemens with one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury in connection with his testimony before a bipartisan House committee in February 2008.

Clemens’ fall from grace began when his name was mentioned 82 times, second only to Jose Canseco, in the Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball. In the report, Brian McNamee, hired by Clemens in 1998 to be his personal strength coach, stated during the 1998, 2000, and 2001 baseball seasons, he injected Clemens with Winstrol, a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from testosterone.

Click here to read the rest of this article on Examiner.com, which includes relevant links and a special video report on the plea made by Roger Clemens in federal court.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices